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Archive for January, 2006

Maria’s brand new beaujolais

Friday, January 6th, 2006

Over at Alembic, Maria has distilled her first podcast, Whinery. It’s a must-listen (so go, listen): truly a full-bodied vintage, full of surprises, depth, and layered flavours.

That “vision” thing

Thursday, January 5th, 2006

Driving on an errand this morning, I managed to catch a few minutes of the CBC‘s The Current (with Anna Maria Tremonti). Her guests for today’s show were Adam Daifallah, “a former member of the National Post’s editorial board” and “the co-author of ‘Rescuing Canada’s Right’”; also, Judy Rebick of, who “holds the Sam […]

Return of the “origin of the world”?

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2006

I heard about this: Posters designed by a group of artists are causing quite a stir in Vienna. The image of three people having sex while wearing nothing but masks of Bush, Chirac and Queen Elizabeth is proving particularly controversial. Politicians are outraged and artists have offered to withdraw the two most shocking posters. Just […]

Notes from home

Monday, January 2nd, 2006

Updated, Jan.3/06 (see coda, below) Dave Pollard‘s recent (Jan.1/06) list of links for the week included this nugget by Paul Graham, Good and Bad Procrastination. At first I enjoyed reading it (it’s well-written and often funny), but in the end it really ticked me off. Graham talks about “running errands” as an avoidance tactic for […]

A long rambling excursion to start the new year

Sunday, January 1st, 2006

Maria tagged me for a “four things” meme, but I just can’t bring myself to follow up on it. I did start — yesterday — but then had to blow the computer up because something got hung. I was downloading a whole bunch of Stephen Downes‘s audiocasts to my desktop (they’re MP3s), so that I […]

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